Lateral inferior genicular artery

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Lateral inferior genicular artery
The femoral artery. (Lateral inf. genicular labeled at lower left.)
Anterior tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries. (Lateral inferior genicular labeled at upper left.)
Latin Arteria inferior lateralis genus
TA A12.2.16.038
FMA 43888
Anatomical terminology

The lateral inferior genicular is an artery of the leg.


It runs lateralward above the head of the fibula to the front of the knee-joint, passing in its course beneath the lateral head of the gastrocnemius, the fibular collateral ligament, and the tendon of the biceps femoris.


It ends by dividing into branches, which anastomose with the Inferior medial genicular and superior lateral genicular arteries, and with the anterior recurrent tibial artery.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 633 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)